ByDon Miguel Castana, writer at
Don Miguel Castana

The Human race is an incredible thing. What ever your beliefs are, one thing is for certain; the Human race is the definition of survival and ingenuity. We change according to situations. We learned to build marvelous feats of architecture. We have even harnessed the power to leave our Blue Planet and explore the skies above.

Yet despite all our achievements we still hold petty grudges against people we deem different and unworthy of our acknowledgement. Still, we have learned to work together for the benefit of mankind.

But this is not a civics class, and my guess is you do not really care about Nobel Peace prizes and singing Kumbaya. Probably the only peace treaty you care about is that of Marvel and Sony.

Yep, thanks to the Comic Book Gods we will see Spider-Man fight side by side with Thor, Iron Man, and the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

I am the Spectacular Spider-Man!
I am the Spectacular Spider-Man!

But now we find ourselves sitting uncomfortably as we find out that we may not see Peter Parker at all. Andrew Garfield is out as the Web-Head and we have no clue who is his replacement, but according to Jeff Sneider:

"Listen, this is not set in stone guys, but I’m telling you right now, Spider-Man’s not going to be white. Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95% sure. Spider-Man’s going to be most likely black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino. 95% sure, not white."

Now this either means we will see Peter Parker played by a non Caucasian or we may not see Peter as Marvel's Spider-Man at all. We may see non other than Miles Morales suit up and join the Avengers in the big screen.

Miles Morales as Spider-Man
Miles Morales as Spider-Man

Now I ask "Am I Bias?" I ask this because I personally can't fathom the idea of not seeing Peter Parker team up with Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. And I certainly do not wish to see Miles Morales take Peter's place. Not only is there no comic book bases to support Miles as an Avenger, Miles Morales is still a relatively new character.

However, if I were to say I do not want an African-American Spider-Man, I would be labeled as a racist, even though I my self am a minority. I do have faith that the people at Marvel Studios know what they are doing. If anyone can pull something like this off, it's them. But there is just too many people who do not agree with Marvel's decision on Spider-Man.

The same thing goes for having Michelle Rodriguez play The Green Lantern. Again, there is zero comic book bases to support Jessica Cruz (The female Green Lantern from Earth) as a founding member of The Justice League. And by saying this most people will label me sexist, even though everything I have said is true.

Now, is it a complete disaster to have this happen? Most differently not. I personally would love to see Miles Morales's Spider-Man on the big screen as well as Jessica Cruz. Lord knows we need more Super heroins in the cinemas. But is it too soon to have these new characters replace the ones we've all come to love?

Again I ask: "Am I Bias?" I have nothing against Donald Glover, who many speculate may be playing Spider-Man. He is a very talented person. And I certainly have nothing against Michelle Rodriguez. I have been a huge fan of hers after seeing her smoke an RX-7 in The Fast and The Furious.

However, even Michelle, in an interview by TMZ, had something to say about this topic.

"That's the dumbest thing I ever heard. I think it's so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It's so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own. What's up with that?"

Though she did go on to apologize (see her complete statement below) the point still stands.

If I do come out as selfish, racist, or bias, please excuse me. I do not wish to offend any one. The world is constantly changing, and eventually, we have to face the fact that the things we love the most are subject to change. But I think I speak for every comic book lover when I say we want the most accurately depicted movies of our favorite comic book stories. That is, staying true to the source material, and bringing our favorite story lines to life.


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